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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2013

01-09-2013 | Original Paper

The Role of Attention in the Academic Attainment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Tamara May, Nicole Rinehart, John Wilding, Kim Cornish

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2013

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Abstract

Academic attainment in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is under-studied, with associated factors largely undetermined. Parent-reported attention symptoms, attentional-switching and sustained-attention tasks were examined to determine relationships with mathematics and reading attainment in 124 children aged 7–12 years; sixty-four with high-functioning ASD, half girls, and sixty age- and gender-matched typical children (TYP). With full-scale IQ controlled there were no differences in mathematics, reading, attentional switching or sustained attention. In regression analysis, attentional switching was related to mathematics achievement in ASD but not TYP children. Findings highlight attentional switching difficulties are linked with poorer mathematics outcomes in ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Role of Attention in the Academic Attainment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Tamara May
Nicole Rinehart
John Wilding
Kim Cornish
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1766-2